Guitar Lesson Series


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  The instructor will be teaching beginner to advanced players.          Each week, the first class hour we will discuss guitar basics and      answer questions regarding playing guitar, understanding                musical terms, gear, musical styles and more.

In the second hour we will dive into more advanced playing, understanding some basic
music theory that all musicians should know such as musical genres, how song forms
work, the major scale and more.

I am able to teach from a very beginner level, through advanced guitar, theory and
performance. The class will be tailored to fit the needs of the students, in a fun format
that will have everyone playing songs. Students must bring a guitar.

Next Class Available:

Thursdays, September 14th, September 21st, September 28th & October 5th, 2023


Tuesdays, September 19th & October 3rd, 2023

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Cost: $225.00

All classes are offered at
Academic and Workforce Development Center**
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, New York

Register Here

Email or call 607-936-5501 for more information

SUNY Corning Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to students with disabilities. If you believe that you will need accommodations while taking this course, please contact Accessibility Services by phone 607-962-9262 or email to begin the process of requesting accommodations. We strive to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, but some accommodations may not be available when you need them if you do not give timely notice.

Instructor Bio

With over thirty years’ experience as an instructor and freelance guitarist, Loren Vinal developed a passion for the guitar and other instruments. Loren also plays (and teaches) harmonica, drums,
ukulele, banjo and bass guitar. Lessons are done in a professional and fun way. Loren does not
believe that teaching as a “one size fits all” approach is realistic. Each students’ needs
are different, and I do my best to accommodate my students while staying true to a
solid musical foundation.
Loren is a full time working musician who graduated from Empire State College of New
York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music theory studies and performance. He
continues to teach private lessons in person and online, performs with his wife in their
acoustic act, and plays lead guitar for bands locally and in Georgia where he spends the